NEW! Cessna Professional Pilot Program

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CESSNA Flight Training

Cost Effective, Easy to Fly

CIRRUS Flight Training

Performance and Style

PIPER Flight Training

Piper PA-46 Training Available!

Cessna Professional
Pilot Programs

We have the following programs for Cessna 152, Cessna 172k/N, and Cessna 172S

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Time Building Phase
  • Commercial Pilot

The GGR Aviation
Family of Companies

Cirrus Flight Training

Performance and Style

Cessna Flight Training

Cost Effective, Easy to Fly

Piper Flight Training

Piper PA-46 Training Available!

Cessna Professional
Pilot Programs

We have the following programs for Cessna 152, Cessna 172k/N, and Cessna 172S

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Time Building Phase
  • Commercial Pilot

Flight Instructor Program

Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor is a great option for pilots looking to gain valuable experience. Flight Instructors not only prepare students of all levels for their pilot certificates, but also conduct flight reviews, proficiency checks, and ground training sessions.

Flight Instructor initial examiner fee is approximately $1200. Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) exam is also required for flight instructor initial rating and is approximately $150. This must be passed in addition to the Flight Instructor Airplane (FIA) written exam. Both the FOI and FIA are required to be completed prior to entering into instructor initial training program and the FIA prior to instructor add on training program. FOI and FIA test prep are not included in CFI, CFII, MEI training programs, however may be added.

Get with an instructor and they can estimate the costs with you!

Instrument Pilot Program

Scottsdale Executive’s instrument program will take any pilot to a level of safety and proficiency greater than that achieved through the private pilot program. Obtaining an instrument rating will make for a better pilot, reduce insurance premiums and is more marketable, as many aviation employers require their pilots to be instrument rated.

A minimum of 40 flight hours under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are required by the FAA. Most students take advantage of the opportunity to obtain an instrument rating while building time towards their Commercial Pilot License. This rating also requires a FAA Third Class Medical as well as an instrument pilot airplane knowledge and practical exam.

DISCOVERY FLIGHTS

The best introduction to your pilot training is to take a Discovery Flight

On your discovery flight, you’ll get the chance to get your hands on the controls! Your instructor will guide you through the required pre-flight inspection and prepare the aircraft for flight. Then, with the help of an instructor you will get to fly the aircraft.

Latest News

Interpreting the weather is like trying to understand a moody teenager—it can change in seconds and often leaves you guessing. But here's the deal: understanding the sky's quirks isn't just about dodging a little rain. It's about making sure you don't get "the finger" from Mother Nature mid-flight. 🌩️✈️Picture this—one moment, you're cruising through clear blue skies, and the next, you're flying straight into a wall of turbulence that feels like the sky's personal vendetta against your smooth ride. 😳Weather interpretation isn't just a skill; it's a superpower. By decoding those mysterious cloud formations and reading between the lines of weather reports, we pilots make sure every flight is as safe as it can be. Plus, avoiding those unexpected "sky tantrums" means less stress for everyone on board.Remember, folks, Mother Nature doesn't send out formal invites for her dramatic performances, so always be prepared. And always keep an eye on the weather—it might just save you from a bumpy ride and an unwanted finger wag from above! 😉
Fly safe and weather-wise, your friends at SEFT! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com

Interpreting the weather is like trying to understand a moody teenager—it can change in seconds and often leaves you guessing. But here`s the deal: understanding the sky`s quirks isn`t just about dodging a little rain. It`s about making sure you don`t get "the finger" from Mother Nature mid-flight. 🌩️✈️

Picture this—one moment, you`re cruising through clear blue skies, and the next, you`re flying straight into a wall of turbulence that feels like the sky`s personal vendetta against your smooth ride. 😳

Weather interpretation isn`t just a skill; it`s a superpower. By decoding those mysterious cloud formations and reading between the lines of weather reports, we pilots make sure every flight is as safe as it can be. Plus, avoiding those unexpected "sky tantrums" means less stress for everyone on board.

Remember, folks, Mother Nature doesn`t send out formal invites for her dramatic performances, so always be prepared. And always keep an eye on the weather—it might just save you from a bumpy ride and an unwanted finger wag from above! 😉
Fly safe and weather-wise, your friends at SEFT! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com
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It's that time of year again, when we have to consider the real performance consequences of HEAT!  When you fly with us, we'll make sure you understand the finer points of Density Altitude, and how it affects the aircraft's performance.  Give us a call, being a pilot is HOT! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com

It`s that time of year again, when we have to consider the real performance consequences of HEAT! When you fly with us, we`ll make sure you understand the finer points of Density Altitude, and how it affects the aircraft`s performance. Give us a call, being a pilot is HOT! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com ...

Pilots are just a fun group…

Pilots are just a fun group… ...

Let us be the FIRST to welcome Stephanie Scott to the beautiful Arizona skies!  Congratulations to Stephanie Scott, who just passed her PPL check ride.  Nicely DONE! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com

Let us be the FIRST to welcome Stephanie Scott to the beautiful Arizona skies! Congratulations to Stephanie Scott, who just passed her PPL check ride. Nicely DONE! - ScottsdaleFlightTraining.com ...

Happy WPD!

Happy WPD! ...

🎉✈️ Big News from Scottsdale Executive Flight Training! ✈️🎉We're soaring to new heights and thrilled to announce the latest addition to our fleet – the stunning Cirrus SR22T! This isn’t just any aircraft; it’s a game-changer in the skies of Scottsdale, Arizona!🚀 Why the Excitement?Turbocharged Thrills: Feel the power with the SR22T’s turbocharged engine. More speed, more efficiency, and unforgettable flight training sessions await!
Safety First: Flight training with peace of mind? Absolutely, thanks to the revolutionary Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). It’s safety, redefined.
Luxury in the Sky: Step into the spacious cabin and sink into premium leather seats. With panoramic views from above, every flight feels like a VIP experience.
Tech-Forward Training: With the state-of-the-art Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin, you’ll train with the best avionics, honing your skills with advanced technology.
Whether you're just getting started on your flying dreams or looking to elevate your piloting skills, our brand-new Cirrus SR22T is ready to take you there – in style and safety.Ready to Fly High? 🌤️✨Book your flight training session today and be among the first to experience the luxury and performance of our Cirrus SR22T.  And because we love dreaming about new horizons:  What's the first destination you’d fly to in our new Cirrus SR22T? 🌎💫Comment below – we can’t wait to hear your dream destinations!
#ScottsdaleExecutiveFlightTraining #CirrusSR22T #FlyInStyle #AviationDreams #PilotTraining #FuturePilots #SkyHigh

🎉✈️ Big News from Scottsdale Executive Flight Training! ✈️🎉

We`re soaring to new heights and thrilled to announce the latest addition to our fleet – the stunning Cirrus SR22T! This isn’t just any aircraft; it’s a game-changer in the skies of Scottsdale, Arizona!

🚀 Why the Excitement?

Turbocharged Thrills: Feel the power with the SR22T’s turbocharged engine. More speed, more efficiency, and unforgettable flight training sessions await!
Safety First: Flight training with peace of mind? Absolutely, thanks to the revolutionary Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). It’s safety, redefined.
Luxury in the Sky: Step into the spacious cabin and sink into premium leather seats. With panoramic views from above, every flight feels like a VIP experience.
Tech-Forward Training: With the state-of-the-art Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin, you’ll train with the best avionics, honing your skills with advanced technology.
Whether you`re just getting started on your flying dreams or looking to elevate your piloting skills, our brand-new Cirrus SR22T is ready to take you there – in style and safety.

Ready to Fly High? 🌤️✨

Book your flight training session today and be among the first to experience the luxury and performance of our Cirrus SR22T. And because we love dreaming about new horizons: What`s the first destination you’d fly to in our new Cirrus SR22T? 🌎💫

Comment below – we can’t wait to hear your dream destinations!
#ScottsdaleExecutiveFlightTraining #CirrusSR22T #FlyInStyle #AviationDreams #PilotTraining #FuturePilots #SkyHigh
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Huge congratulations to Robert Canfield for soaring through his private pilot check ride 🛩️! Your dedication and passion have truly paid off. Here's to many safe and adventurous flights ahead - the sky's the limit! 🎉✈️ #ProudMoment #FuturePil

Huge congratulations to Robert Canfield for soaring through his private pilot check ride 🛩️! Your dedication and passion have truly paid off. Here`s to many safe and adventurous flights ahead - the sky`s the limit! 🎉✈️ #ProudMoment #FuturePil ...

It is with immense pride and the highest accolades that we celebrate a monumental milestone for a true aviation luminary. Today, we honor the legendary Dave Chambless, as he is awarded the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the FAA for his remarkable 50-year career in the skies.
Dave, whose contributions to the world of aviation are as vast as the skies he so loves, has dedicated half a century to refining the art of flying. Chief Pilot for Cirrus Flight Operations at Scottsdale Executive Flight Training, Dave has been an unwavering pillar of excellence, commitment, and safety. With over 20,000 hours of flight time, his steady hands and discerning eyes have benevolently guided us all to new heights.
Dave has been instrumental in the development and implementation of advanced flight training programs, ensuring generations of pilots soar with skill and precision. His leadership in adopting innovative aviation technologies has substantially enhanced flight operations and safety at Cirrus, setting us apart in a competitive and fast-evolving industry.
Perhaps most importantly, Dave stands as a mentor to countless aspiring and seasoned aviators. His dedication to sharing his profound knowledge and infectious passion for flying has shaped careers and spurred dreams.
We are all incredibly thankful for Dave's service, mentorship, and the unyielding pursuit of greatness in aviation. He lives by the philosophy that the horizon is not the limit; it is just the beginning. Join us in congratulating Dave Chambless, a genuine master of the skies, who embodies the spirit of The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
Here’s to you, Dave, and to the skies that have been graced by your exemplary career. May your legacy continue to inspire for decades to come! 🛫✨
#WrightBrothersMasterPilotAward #FAAHonors #AviationExcellence #ScottsdaleExecutiveFlightTraining #CirrusAircraft #DaveChamblessLegacy

It is with immense pride and the highest accolades that we celebrate a monumental milestone for a true aviation luminary. Today, we honor the legendary Dave Chambless, as he is awarded the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the FAA for his remarkable 50-year career in the skies.
Dave, whose contributions to the world of aviation are as vast as the skies he so loves, has dedicated half a century to refining the art of flying. Chief Pilot for Cirrus Flight Operations at Scottsdale Executive Flight Training, Dave has been an unwavering pillar of excellence, commitment, and safety. With over 20,000 hours of flight time, his steady hands and discerning eyes have benevolently guided us all to new heights.
Dave has been instrumental in the development and implementation of advanced flight training programs, ensuring generations of pilots soar with skill and precision. His leadership in adopting innovative aviation technologies has substantially enhanced flight operations and safety at Cirrus, setting us apart in a competitive and fast-evolving industry.
Perhaps most importantly, Dave stands as a mentor to countless aspiring and seasoned aviators. His dedication to sharing his profound knowledge and infectious passion for flying has shaped careers and spurred dreams.
We are all incredibly thankful for Dave`s service, mentorship, and the unyielding pursuit of greatness in aviation. He lives by the philosophy that the horizon is not the limit; it is just the beginning. Join us in congratulating Dave Chambless, a genuine master of the skies, who embodies the spirit of The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
Here’s to you, Dave, and to the skies that have been graced by your exemplary career. May your legacy continue to inspire for decades to come! 🛫✨
#WrightBrothersMasterPilotAward #FAAHonors #AviationExcellence #ScottsdaleExecutiveFlightTraining #CirrusAircraft #DaveChamblessLegacy
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